Every Womans Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World
Women are concerned with a variety of healthcare topics, and we do our best to cover a broad range in each of our quarterly issues. Topics covered in “Every Woman’s Health” might include overviews of common women’s health issues like cardiovascular health, rheumatoid arthritis, or bone health, for example, or offer skin care advice from dermatologists or tips for combating sleep disorders or depression.

Recognizing Alzheimer’s Disease and the Need for Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Did you know that every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly half of them are already in the moderate-to-severe stage at the time of diagnosis?1 Despite being the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., Alzheimer’s disease has gained a reputation as an illness we can’t do anything […]

Understanding Your Migraine

Introduction For a disease that affects over 36 million people in the US, migraine is still a poorly recognized and under-diagnosed disease. By 2018, the number of migraine-specific treatments available in the US will be almost double what was available 2 decades ago. Studies show that most people are rarely offered these treatments. We will […]

Insights into Rheumatoid Arthritis

What a diagnosis really means and how advances in treatment, research, and support are changing the outlook for RA for the better By Mia James and Charles Weaver, MD According to Kelly Young, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) advocate and founder of the website and the blog rawarrior.com, one of biggest challenges for individuals diagnosed with the […]

Hereditary Illness

Understanding genetic legacy can help families manage risk or cope with inherited conditions. By Mia James Along with our height, build, eye and hair color, and other physical traits, the genes that were passed from our parents to us and that we may pass to our children can also determine aspects of our health. Genes […]

Impact of Marriage Roles Due to Disabilities Brought on by Rheumatoid Disease

Iris Zink, MS, RN, NP-BC RNS Immediate Past President Lansing Rheumatology, Lansing, Michigan Chronic disease doesn’t just happen to the person who is diagnosed. The nature of a relationship is a life partnership between two individuals who share intimacy and are supportive of one another. That life partnership can take a big left turn when […]

Biologics Offer Relief for People with Psoriasis

New medications are giving patients more effective methods of reducing symptoms of psoriasis By Heather Stringer Vickie Wilkerson was working in her yard in 2002 when she noticed a dry patch of skin on her upper left leg that seemed like poison ivy. After two weeks with no improvement, she made an appointment to see […]

10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Living with Psoriatic Arthritis

Our friends and family members mean well. They want to be helpful and provide support to patients that are suffering in pain, living with chronic illnesses, or experiencing health problems. But, they don’t always say the right things. “What is wrong with you all the time?” they ask. “You are always sick.” I have been […]

Remembering Steve McQueen

Barbara Minty, also known as Barbara Minty McQueen, is the widow of American film star Steve McQueen. Barbara was born in Seattle, Washington, and spent several years growing up in Corvallis, Oregon. Upon her graduation from high school in 1971, Minty entered the world of fashion, becoming one of the highest paid and most photographed […]

Make an Annual Commitment to Your Health

Make sure your women’s health annual visit includes all the essential components. Alexandra F. Gehring, FNP If you’re like most women, you’re familiar with the women’s health annual visit. It is a medical visit that most women consider an important part of their routine health maintenance. But do you really know what elements should be […]

Aging Well: Your Roadmap by Decade

A decade-by-decade guide to lifelong health and wellness By Mia James R&AConnection News: There is plenty of good news these days about getting older. Take, for example, that while aging is inevitable, the decline in health, activity, and general well-being associated with advancing years is not. By making health-sustaining choices now, you can look forward […]